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The great God of heaven is come down to earth


The great God of heaven is come down to earth,
his mother a Virgin and sinless his birth;
the Father eternal his Father alone:
he sleeps in a manger; he reigns on the throne:
Refrain:
Then let us adore him and praise his great love:
to save us poor sinners he came from above.


A Babe on the breast of a Maiden he lies,
yet sits with the Father on high in the skies;
before him their faces the Seraphim hide,
while Joseph stands waiting, unscared, by his side:
Refrain:
Then let us adore him and praise his great love:
to save us poor sinners he came from above.


Lo! here is Emmanuel, here is the Child,
the Son that was promised to Mary so mild;
whose power and dominion shall ever increase,
the Prince that shall rule o'er a kingdom of peace:
Refrain:
Then let us adore him and praise his great love:
to save us poor sinners he came from above.


The Wonderful Counselor, boundless in might,
the Father's own image, the beam of his light;
behold him now wearing the likeness of man,
weak, helpless and speechless, in measure a span:
Refrain:
Then let us adore him and praise his great love:
to save us poor sinners he came from above.


O wonder of wonders, which none can unfold:
the Ancient of days is an hour or two old;
the Maker of all things is made of the earth,
man is worshiped by angels and God comes to birth:
Refrain:
Then let us adore him and praise his great love:
to save us poor sinners he came from above.


The Word in the bliss of the Godhead remains,
yet in flesh comes to suffer the keenest of pains;
he is that he was and for ever shall be,
but becomes that he was not, for you and for me.
Refrain:
Then let us adore him and praise his great love:
to save us poor sinners he came from above.

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